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to thank mr. palazzo from mississippi who offered important suggestions to improve this legislation. i'm proud to be a co-sponsor and these bipartisan federal emergency management agency and disaster recovery improvements will speed up and streamline hurricane sandy recovery efforts. they'll also and importantly reduce costs. we work to target improvements that will specifically help communities in the immediate aftermath of sandy. these: critical bipartisan reforms supported by fema and key experts and stakeholders, including, we understand, from fema administrator few gait that these -- fugate that these must happen by march 1. i worked on these issues since serving on the committee with the gentlelady from washington, d.c. eight years ago. at that time i witnessed the devastation following hurricane katrina. we saw our emergency management capability broke down and significant reforms were needed. we crafted legislation that put fema back together again within the department of homeland security, reformed and strengthened our response capability and created pilot programs to test in
in the country along with the mississippi river in the valley area. if you remember the drop on a tour map, it shows that the drought was right in that central area. if you look at the western part of the map, it highlights vegetable and fruit production, and down in the southeast and florida, we are highlighting the major citrus-producing area with corn and grapefruit production. , joining's go to ruth us from here in washington, d.c. ruth, you with us? we will try one more time for ruth in washington. caller: yes, this is ruth. i have a question about the food prices. how high will food prices as a result of the drought, how high will they go? host: general question, but how high can we expect? guest: the forecast is that prices will rise about 3.5% this year. the long-term averages 3% a year, but it will rise faster than the overall inflation rates. the usda forecast for food price increases, and how much food prices increase over the year. some forecasters use month-to- month changes in prices, some have much higher or much different numbers than usda produces. fruit prices could be up
, louisiana, mississippi, texas. we didn't ask questions. we just stopped and delivered aid to those in need. this is important, it is important that members who have been the benefactor of our goodwill in the past remember this generosity when voting today. . almost three months later and my constituents continue to suffer. i urge passage of the rule and underlying bill and yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from yields back. the gentlelady from new york. ms. slaughter: i'm pleased to yield 1 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from new jersey, mr. andrews. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. mr. andrews: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. andrews: i thank my friend for yielding. 78 days ago a tremendous force of fury hit the northeastern region of the united states. today we make an act of national interest. this is not an act of excess or an act of charity. for those who claim that there is excess in this bi
ring throughout long-held mississippi. >> let freedom ring. let freedom ring from every state and city. [cheers] [applause] >> he will be able to stand up with all of god's children. black and white and protestant and jewish and all together. [children chanting] [applause] >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear. >> this weekend presidential inauguration as president obama begins his second term. the official swearing-in ceremony at the right house shortly before noon eastern. it begins with a look back at the president's inaugural address in 2009. other inaugural festivities including the capital luncheon in the parade will start at and be covered on monday on c-span. join the conversation on facebook and facebook.com/c-span and on twitter. >> next, scientific and government health officials discussed the economic impact of drought. researchers say that climate change will affect the magnitude and severity of future droughts. this is one hour. >> we now have had two very international events, one international and domestic. we are now going to move to a time that moves somewhat more slo
for wildlife refuges in texas, $20 million in mississippi, and $74 for refuges in louisiana. the sponsor of this amendment's home state. one of the central responsibilities of this institution is to act on behalf of the american people whenever a major disaster occurs. federal disaster relief is meant to restore homes, businesses and communities and federal facilities to pre-disaster conditions. we do this whether it's a fire in the west, a tornado in the south or a hurricane in the northeast. there is no good reason to make an exception of the mckinney refuge here. the sponsor of this amendment has argued that this includes $9.8 million solely to repair the damage on the outer islands. this is not true. fish and wildlife required repairs for the mckinney refuge including $2 million. the rest of the funds would support repairs all along of 70 miles. by cutting the funding needed to rebuild the connecticut coastline, this amendment prevents the mckinney refuge from meeting its federal commitment to provide education and outdoor recreation for the public and unfairly singles out connecticu
mississippi and many other tribes to what's now oklahoma, and he held the floor for three days defending the people that had no right to vote, had no ability to defend themselves and trying valiantly to make sure they were allowed to retain their homeland and retain their identity and their rights. he wasn't successful in that fight, but he fought it nonetheless. frankly, it would be incredibly ungrateful for me now -- at the time of his people's greatest need to return the favor. i urge the passage of the rule. i urge the passage of the rogers amendment. i urge the passage of the rogers bill. i urge the passage of the frelinghuysen amendment to that bill. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma reserves. the gentlelady from new york is recognized. ms. slaughter: good afternoon, mr. speaker, and i thank the gentleman for yielding me the customary 30 minutes and i yield myself such time as i may consume. i really appreciate the words of my colleague. we're very happy last night at the rules committee that all members of the rules co
any pain. it is incredible. host: a couple of more phone calls for charles hurt. mary. in mississippi, republican caller. caller: i would like to point out to all of the democrats that are appeased this morning that he raised taxes on the rich, that all he has really done it is fed you a line because when he refuses to do away with the loopholes, and make the tax is fair, i mean, that is how they get away with not paying taxes -- although loopholes. basically, he has played to both sides. guest: it was said the problem with socialism is you run out of other people's money. again, that is what president obama told us yesterday -- we will run out of other people's money by what is now this year, and he will head to go back to the well, and lower the threshold for texas. -- taxes. i was thinking, greta, what would be a great idea -- currently there is no tax on political campaigns, but a wonderful incentive to make the tax code more fair is if they levied a tax on political campaigns. after all, they usually raise many millions of dollars. it is a million-dollar company. whatever the tax
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to the local officials, including the governor of mississippi, who are suggesting that if you succeed in getting new laws passed they won't enforce them on the gun issue? thosel, i didn't see particular remarks, john. there are a variety of actions that the president has proposed. some of them are executive actions. some of the most important of them, as the president made clear, require congressional action. and i'll leave it to lawyers to sort out, if we are fortunate enough to achieve these pieces of legislation, how those laws would be enforced. but let's be clear here. there is nothing the president proposed yesterday that would result, if enacted, in anyone -- any law-abiding citizen in america losing a gun. the president made clear yesterday his full support for the second amendment and the second amendment rights of american citizens. he also made clear that we have an obligation, and american citizens, including our most vulnerable, youngest american citizens, have rights, too. and we have an obligation to uphold those rights, including the rights of seven- year-olds to live
. south carolina, mississippi, they started susceding. they said, we're out of here. so when he came to his inaugural speech on the first one, he was trying to keep the southern states in and trying to keep the border states from leaving. so he said some things that were so conciliatory that even the abolitionists at the time thought he wasn't what they were hoping for. he wasn't really against slavery. he said he was but they thought he didn't prove it. they thought he was too cautious and they criticized him for this. but every the civil war broke out and so much blood was spilled and so much harm was done to our nation, 620,000 people died in the civil war, president lincoln came back four years later, and on that speech his second inaugural speech was a bold defense of the union cause and an argument that slavery must go. and he didn't pull any punches on the second one. now, he was not boldacious. he was not offensive. he was trying to be as conciliatory as he could be, but he made very clear that america was going to be one whole and not divided and, two, it would be slave-free
: tony, olive branch, mississippi. republican. hi, tony. caller: good morning. how you doing, senator? guest: where is olive branch? caller: it's down across the street from memphis, tennessee -- mississippi. guest: i've been across the bridge there. host: what's your question or comment? caller: my deal is when you talk about congress and everybody is looking at discretionary spending, i beg it differ. we're funding the rhino but we can't take care of grandma. we're rebuilding mosques over in other foreign countries and yet little martha has to worry about her dad losing her dad and being out on the street and being homeless. we're not cutting we should be cutting. we send money to countries in south america and other places to improve their water system. so think about pipe in china and equipment in other countries and say, we'll do the labor. the government is sending more money overseas that should be cut. host: all right, tony, we'll get a response. guest: i don't know the last figure -- i tell everybody i once ran -- helped to run the foreign aid agency of this country in the ca
that this could happen to your state. you know, as i sat here and supported alabama, i supported mississippi, i supported texas, i was hoping that by now the northeast part of this country would have -- congress would have acted. it's been 77 days. those people are hurting. people in my district still can't get back to their homes. here we are in the last congress, we just didn't do anything about it. now we're moving forward and hopefully january 15 we can get the rest of this money so those people who are suffering in all these states that were hit by this storm can get their lives back together again. i thank the gentleman and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman -- does the gentleman from new jersey continue to reserve? the gentleman from new york. mr. meeks: i yield one minute for his floor debate, the gentleman from new york, sean patrick maloney. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. maloney: my name is sean patrick maloney, and i'm new here. i don't know all the rules of washington but it seems like the rule here is to put off
the tradition of providing relief. we have stood with the citizens of florida, alabama, mississippi, louisiana, iowa, vermont, california and missouri in their times of need. now i trust that they will stand with us. so make no mistake. new jersey's spirit has never been stronger. our resolve never more firm. our unity never more obvious. let there also be no mistake -- much work still lies ahead. century will take in some cases years to repair. here is some of what we have done already -- we have created a cabinet-level position to coordinate the state's efforts across every agency, and marc ferzan is here today, ready to work with you on this restoration effort. we've requested the federal government to pay 100% of the costs of the significant debris removal that we require -- and have already received $18 million for that task. the federal highway administration for emergency repair of our roads, bridges and tunnels -- a down payment on a major infrastructure task ahead. we have directed our department of environmental protection to streamline approvals for restoring critical infrastructure
, the unemployment rate was 7.3%. today, it is 5.6%. the second lowest east of the mississippi and the lowest in the southeast. during that time, virginia has created 160,000 jobs, mostly in the private sector. in 2011, we hit our all-time high record for agricultural exports, at $2.35 billion, bolstering virginia's largest industry. together we put in place a stronger environment in which the private sector can create good paying jobs, and virginia is now outperforming its neighboring states. we have also worked hard together to get our fiscal house in order. three years ago, together we closed a budget shortfall of $6 billion without raising taxes. the results were good. we have had three consecutive budget surpluses totaling $1.40 billion. we more than doubled the rainy day fund. we gave two three% performance bonuses to our great state employees. we have maintained virginia aaa bond rating while the federal government was losing theirs. we bolstered agency efficiency. we eliminated and consolidated dozens of boards and commissions and agencies and programs to save money. we set priorities
the mississippi were to their way to the scene thank the work of our hands, weaving steel into bridges finishing one more report for the boss on time. did the first brush stroke on a portrait or a last floor on the freedom tower injecting into the sky that yield to our resilience. 01 sky we sometimes lift our eyes tired from work. some days giving thanks for a love that loved you back. some time praising a mother who knew how to give or for giving a father who cannot give what you wanted. we had a home through the loss of rain our way to snow or the palm blush of desk but always a home, always under one sky, our sky, and always one moon like the silent jump tapping on every wolf -- roof top of one country, all of us facing the stars. hope, a new constellation, which in for us to map its. waiting for us to name it together. [applause] >> that is my pleasure to introduce this doctor to deliver the benediction. >> let us pray. gracious and eternal god, as we conclude the second inauguration of president obama we ask for your blessings as we seek to become "citizens of a beloved community, loving yo
lake or river levels like the mississippi or the two-foot drop in lake erie over the last year. we must anticipate and adapt our lives where possible. as the 113th congress begins, our primary aim will be to welcome the challenges of change not cling to the past. working together, as the president challenged, america can meet the test of a new day. my brother steve, the inventor, innately grasps this challenge. so must we. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i also rise to recognize the 40th anniversary of the supreme court roe v. wade decision this landmark decision granted american women the right to make their own personal health decisions. in consultation with her family and her faith and without government intrusion. mrs. capps: however, this right has been under steady attack in recent years with a clore goal, to make it so difficult to obtain
'm honor and privileged to yield two minutes to the gentleman from mississippi, mr. harper a distinguished member of the committee on house administration. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. harper: ski unanimous consent to enter into the record a statement from david rive ken jr. and lee case -- ripken jr. and lee casey who are private practice attorneys with experience in administrative law. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. harper: the no budget, no pay bill was written specifically to ensure it complies with the 27th amendment to the constitution. it does not vary the amount of compensation and is therefore constitutional. it only changes when representatives and senators are paid if they fail to adopt a budget resolution as required by law. currently, representatives are paid monthly and senators are paid twice a month this bill simply says if the house does not adopt a budget resolution that members of that house instead get paid at the end of that term of congress. in 1789, james madison, when he introduced the 27th amendment, spo
, mississippi and louisiana, iowa and vermont, california and missouri in their times of need. now i trust they will stand with us. [applause] so make no mistake, new jersey's spirit has never been stronger, our resolve never more firm, our unity ever more obvious. let there be no mistake, there is much that lies ahead. it'll take years to repair, but here is some of what we have done already. we have created a cabinet-level position to coordinate efforts across every agency. markets here today, and he is ready to work with you on this restoration effort. we have requested the federal government to pay 100% of the costs of the civic debris removal that we require. we have already seen $80 million for the municipalities for that task. we have secured $20 million from the federal highway administration for the emergency repair of our roads, bridges and tunnels, a down payment on the major infrastructure tasks ahead. we have directed our department of environmental protection to streamline approvals for restoring critical infrastructure. we have overseen the removal already over 2.5 million c
head of cattle than any state east of the mississippi. these industries are supported with colleges and universities filled without standing, steaching, and research professionals. institutions like the university of kentucky, my alma mater, eastern kentucky university, transle vaina university, kentucky state university, georgetown college, midway college, and the members of our community and technical college system. the university of kentucky is well-known for its proud tradition of college basketball, having won eight national championships. most recently in 2012. underlying all of these success stories is the unique pride and attachment to place that distinguishes connecticutians -- kentuckians wherever you find us. our state's pioneer heritage survives as the wellspring of our determination to survive and excel against overwhelming odds. no matter the challenge, we will persevere. we will lead. and with god's help, we will prosper together. mr. speaker, i am humbled beyond measure to represent a people who embody the spirit, the generosity, and the creativity that define ameri
in the united states was the st. lawrence seaway to chicago to des moines, all through the mississippi valley down to new orleans. remember, the louisiana purchase was from france. he did not include them in the immigrants from other worlds. someone should tell the president that this is a tremendous oversight. host: you are in a border state. is there still could turn and main about immigration? caller: not much concern now, but he cited the american population of the united states by not matching them as one of the originals. host: rose on the republican line. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. i'm a third-generation mexican- american, and i am proud of my heritage. i hope that this president does the right saying by immigrants coming to our country. i do not think it should just be handed to them if they a big year for a long time. they need to follow the rules. i like what is happening in our country right now. host: rose mentioned her mexican heritage. here is a comment that a number people have commented. most of us used to be them before they were us here again paraphr
in mississippi. the only state that did not see a rise in inequality, but get this -- it had an insignificant dip. the magnolia state was one of the few to post a small drop in poverty and a rise in income, but it still ranks as the worst in the nation on both counts. i want to give you some sense of what is happening with income inequality in this country since the year 1989. having said that, i want to start with you and just ask a question that is important as we sit here tonight on the eve of the inauguration on monday, on -- just days ahead of debt ceiling conversations, days after fiscal cliff negotiations. was that deal good for poor people? >> for 30 years, we have not addressed this issue, except for the wonderful work that you and cornel are doing in these wonderful people on the panel. politics has neglected the poor. one could say that there was a war on the poor rather than a war on poverty for much of this period. the united states has by far the most poverty of any of the high-income countries as a share of the population. we have the highest in quality. we have the most entrenched
. and new jersey and new york have stood up every time to louisiana, alabama, florida, mississippi, missouri, alabama have needed aid for disasters. new jersey and new york's representatives regardless of party have stood up for them. it's now time for them to stand up for this region of the country as well. this should not be subject to politics. this is a basic function of government. and yeah i'm concerned about it, because every day it doesn't happen is a day it doesn't happen. i can't take anybody's assurances anymore. [inaudible question] >> my understanding is that the flood insurance program will run out of money next week if not refinanced by congress. and so the speaker's irresponsible action in not moving on anything at least appears from the information i have been given will leave the flood insurance program broke by the end of next week. [inaudible question] >> i'm not concerned about that, but more the indecision that's the problem. we found in nondisaster-related times, the fact is they couldn't make a decision. so businesses sat for months and months and months waiting to be
guns in chicago came to that city from mississippi. why? i think we all agree. the background checks on those people, is something that we desperately need to do. i salute the chairman for addressing this issue on straw purchasers. i can point to one gun store. they end up in the hands of criminals and the city of chicago. we need the firepower and the ability to protect ourselves from the government. >> they have lived under the tyranny of king george, how they are out there alone, the only way they will protect themselves when they are vulnerable as with a firearm. i think that indicates how relevant and essential the second amendment is to fundamental human survival. >> of the nra has to give american citizens the firepower to fight back against you, against our government. how do you conduct your business enforcing the law and not knowing what is behind that door? >> i find it to be scary, creepy, and not based on logic. certainly law enforcement across this nation. the man-made disaster will occur, and i can't relate to that kind of thinking. needcan't relate to that to have a 1
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